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OFT launches hotel price-fixing probe

OFT launches hotel price-fixing probe

22nd Apr 2011 Hotel News

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into price-fixing by hotels and travel agents, which has resulted in holidaymakers being overcharged by hundreds of pounds. Companies including Expedia and Thistle are reported to be under investigation.

Hotels deploy tags to combat towel theft

Hotels deploy tags to combat towel theft

Hotels are deploying new technology to combat one of the biggest expenses of room occupancy – replacing stolen towels and bathrobes. The anti-theft system uses washable radio-frequency tags stitched into towels, bathrobes and other linen which triggers an alarm if removed from the premises.